Synopses & Reviews
In this National Book Award-winning book, Kozol unflinchingly exposes the disturbing "destruction of hearts and minds in the Boston public school." A new Epilogue assesses the last 20 years of the educational system.
"Honest and terrifying....The heartbreaking story it tells has to be read!" Robert Coles, the New York Times Book Review
"Through Kozol's voice, we hear the children calling for help....what he tells us is the truth." New York Review of Books
"This book will anger you to the boiling point and may make you want to weep....I recommend with considerable urgency Death at an Early Age." Chicago Tribune
About the Author
Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958.
Kozol has an concerns with topics such as illiteracy, children trying to learn in bad neighborhoods and homelessness. His books include Death at an Early Age, Illiterate American and Rachel and Her Children: Homeless Families in America.
Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search. Educator and author Jonathan Kozol was born in Boston. He graduated from Harvard University in 1958.